New York friends, please join us for the launch of ASMR4 v.2, Victoria Sambunaris's Trafficking, at Spoonbill Studios, 99 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, Thursday, January 25, 7PM-9PM.
ASMR4 is a small-run conversation. A conversation between 4 photographers in the form of a book. 16 page signatures. 16 page late night conversations at a bar. The second volume features a selection of images by Victoria Sambunaris from her project Trafficking. The work addresses the petrochemical and industrial cargo trades and the effect they have on marine habitats. Sambunaris is a project-based photographer who organizes her life around annual road trips across the American West, equipped with nothing but a 5x7 wooden field camera, camping gear, and a few months supply of canned sardines and crackers. The large-scale photos of the contemporary American landscape tell a conflicted story in geographic, economic and cultural terms. The current work stems from Sambunaris' invitation to the Galveston Artist Residency and her collaboration with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration marine biologist Kristopher Benson in 2015. The collaboration allows a more comprehensive scientific perspective and alludes to the expansion of global markets and the intensification of consumption worldwide.
ASMR4 v.1, Reclaimed Empire, and v.2, Trafficking, are each available for purchase at Spoonbill & Sugartown in Bushwick (99 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, NY) for $10.